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David Miller David Miller i(A48594 works by)
Born: Established: 1943 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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David Miller grew up in Melbourne. He studied advertising art and worked as an art director before starting his own graphic design and illustration studio in a mud brick building in the Yarra valley. His first illustrations for a picture book were for Boo to a Goose (1996) by Mem Fox . It had taken over ten years for an illustrator to be found and it took Miller ten seconds to agree to illustrate it then six months to make the brightly coloured paper sculpture illustrations.

Miller's father was a sculptor and his bedroom was in his father's studio so he grew up with clay, wood shavings, cement and fibreglass all around him. That is why he makes his sculptures out of paper, which is cleaner, lighter and colourful. When his children were small, Miller wrote and illustrated books just for them. He has also produced two 'how to' books (one on paper sculpture) and illustrated a couple of junior novels.

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y separately published work icon First Flight Adelaide : Working Title Press , 2014 6485579 2014 single work picture book children's

'When laughing kookaburras call Joey the little yellow-bellied glider out from his nest one morning, it is the start of an unforgettable adventure. ' (Publication summary)

2014 commended Whitley Awards Children's Reader
y separately published work icon First Flight Adelaide : Working Title Press , 2014 6485579 2014 single work picture book children's

'When laughing kookaburras call Joey the little yellow-bellied glider out from his nest one morning, it is the start of an unforgettable adventure. ' (Publication summary)

2014 commended Whitley Awards Children's Reader
y separately published work icon The Bicycle Pymble : ABC Books , 2011 Z1796621 2011 single work picture book children's 'In 2008, Colin Thompson visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle was central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create The Bicycle, his second picture book for the charity.

The Bicycle features separate illustrations from internationally acclaimed artists - including Quentin Blake, Shaun Tan, Tony Ross and Freya Blackwood - which celebrate the liberating joy of two wheels. Sprinkled throughout are delightful quotes from famous people, as well as quotes from Cambodian children such as 14-year-old Dany, who describes his bicycle as his ′best friend′.

All royalties from the sale of The Bicycle will go to Save the Children, an organisation that works to improve the quality of children′s lives around the world.' (Publisher's blurb)
2012 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature
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